To shorten tulle on my reception dress or not? Suggestions?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I think it would depend….does the lace on the bottom layer, go all the way to the top of where the tulle is or only part way? If it goes up all the way, I’m thinking it might look better without it completely. Can you tuck it all up and take a pic? BEAUTIFUL dress though either way!

Post # 4
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I would put a mermaid slip underneath to fill out the skirt. That could change the way the tulle sits, and may give the dress better ‘flow’. Are you wanting to adjust the shape of thr dress, or just how the tulle looks on the bottom? Talk to your seamstress and she may know just what to do!

Post # 5
4656 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I don’t have any advice, I just want to say holy shit this dress looks great on you!

Post # 6
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Barbiestylez:  I have no advice for you the dress is to die for and holly Molly the dress look amazing on your body

Post # 7
588 posts
Busy bee

I agree that the pink tulle layer looks too long – I’d prefer a layer of the white/ivory over top of it to mute it a little. 

Post # 8
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think I’d definitely lose that last layer of tulle at the very bottom of the dress so that the lace is the last layer that touches the ground. 

Not sure about the middle pink tulle layer though. Could you pin it up so we could see what the dress looks like without it? 

Post # 9
718 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University

Yes, lose some length (maybe 3-4 inches) and the bottom tulle.  The tulle looks surprisngly heavy that long.

Post # 10
3389 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


Barbiestylez:  What shoes are you wearing? High heels? I would bring your shoes to your alterations appt and go from there. 

Post # 11
28 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014

just wear a mermaid petticoat!! thats what i did and didnt have to alter my dress at all and it looks amazing

Post # 12
2302 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

i’d wear a mermaid slip – it needs that puff at the bottom to balance the dress in my opinion. i think the dress is beautiful, and with a mermaid slip it will look perfect and much more finished

Post # 13
42 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

No advice about the dress, but hot damn! Love that color and the curves.

Post # 14
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Could definately do without the last layer of tulle.  The mid layer…i think that you should leave it. It It looks symmetrical in length to the layer of lace directly above.  Could you post a pic with the tulle pinned/shortened to length that you have in mind?

Post # 15
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Yay, I’m so excited I can finally see your dress- every time you’ve posted it before, the pictures have refused to show up for me!  I was always so bummed since everybody raved about how gorgeous it was!  Now I can see for myself and I agree it’s amazing!

I wouldn’t have noticed anything amiss with the tulle layer if you hadn’t pointed it out- but now that you have, I agree it seems to be an awkward length.  I’d love to see what a mermaid slip does for the bottom either way! 

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